Popular Ghanaian celebrity photographers, Twins Don’t Beg known in real life as Samuel Appiah Gyan and Emmanuel Appiah Gyan say they were born to do photography.
“We were born to do photography. We did not learn photography in school. It’s an in born talent, maybe that’s what God wanted us to do in life”, they told Showbiz in an interview.
Samuel likes acting, writing music and movie scripts and singing. Emmanuel loves singing, acting, writing music, making friends and helping others to achieve their goals.
“ We were musical performing artistes under the name TwinsDontBeg (TDB) till we finally discovered music wasn’t our thing but rather photography“they added.
The duo said they have attained recognition through hard work and perseverance and not through long standing goodwill.
“Our late father was a driver and our mum had a container shop selling petty groceries, we worked our way to the top through hard work, we didn’t know anybody, it’s just by the grace of God,” they said.
Born on Monday April 3, 1989 in Kumasi, they studied Agriculture with a major in Post-Harvest Technology and Landscape Management and Architecture, respectively at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
Sammy and Emma winners of Best nightlife Photographers of the year at the Ghana Nightlife Awards are currently the official cinematographers of the President of the Republic of Ghana and the social media handlers for Mrs Samira Bawumia, the wife of the Vice President of Ghana.
The duo has worked with high profile personalities, celebrities and events including the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, Becca, Akosua Vee, Efya, DKB, the Ghana Music Awards 2017, Ghana Meets Naija and Miss Malaika 2017 pageant.
Samuel’s favourite phrase is “One should work hard and stop begging because begging is a sin” and Emmanuel’s is “It’s about time we stop begging people for opportunities and start creating our own”.
These sayings according to them came from their struggle as musicians through to their new love, photography.